#540: How This Entrepreneur Seeks Scale To Help People Get Clean Water After Disasters
Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2qI6g0F. While working on her master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, Tricia Compas-Markman, 32, helped to invent the Waterbag, a "water treatment plant in a backpack." Having distributed 20,000 units around the world following disasters, she is focusing now on scaling DayOne Response by at least one order of magnitude. Kellee Joost invested in the business and joined the board of directors after hearing Compas-Markman's pitch. There were two reasons she invested, she says. First, "DayOne Response set out to solve a big, hairy problem." Second, "the co-founders of DayOneResponse had a good balance of experience and background, but even more important for me was that they were fearless." The Waterbag works by filling the bag with fresh water from a river or stream, adding a chemical water purification pack produced by P&G and then pouring the water through a filter. The bag holds about ten liters, enough for a family to survive. The bag is reusable for about a year so long as the supply of water purification packets lasts. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2qI6g0F. Need a corporate social responsibility speaker? Learn more about Devin Thorpe at http://corporatesocialresponsibilityspeaker.com.